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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Is it worth it to hire a roofer?

There are several reasons why it’s worth it to hire a professional roofer instead of attempting it yourself. The first is safety. Roofing is inherently dangerous, as a fall from a roof could seriously injure or kill you. Roofers have specialized equipment and training to help prevent accidents.  

Next is experience. Roofers know how to spot problems (leaks, missing shingles, moss or mold growth, etc.)  in your roof that could potentially save you from costly repairs down the road. 

And finally, roofers save you time by getting the job done quickly and with a high degree of quality.

How long does a roof last?

A roof’s lifespan depends on two major factors: the material and how well the roof was installed. Assuming that the roof is installed properly, here’s how long different roofing materials should last:

  • Asphalt shingle roof: 20 years
  • Metal roof: 50 years
  • Slate roof: 100+ years (lifetime)
  • Clay roof: Lifetime
  • Concrete roof: Lifetime
  • Copper roof: Lifetime

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How do I choose the best roofing contractor?

Choosing a roofer starts by reading reviews online. Compare customer ratings of roofing contractors and companies to identify pros with a good track record of craftsmanship and customer relations. Some reviews may also have photos of completed roofing jobs.

Many states require a license for someone to do roofing work, so make sure the companies you’re considered are licensed. Also, look for contractors and companies with several years of experience. 

Before you make your final choice, contact several roofers near you to get free estimates and quotes. Ultimately, choose the roofer that will do high-quality work for a reasonable price. 

What is the best roofing material?

The best roofing material for your home will depend on your budget and what you’re looking for. If you want a roof that has longevity, consider the following: 

Asphalt Roof

Lasts 20 years

$5 per square foot

Metal Roof

Last 50 years

$10-$18 per square foot 

Clay Roof

Last a lifetime

$15-$20 per square foot (for terracotta)

$20 per square foot (for Spanish clay tile)

Concrete Roof

Last a lifetime

$10 per square foot

Slate Roof

Last a lifetime

$10-$75 per square foot

Sources: The Spruce, NAHB

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Does homeowners insurance cover roof replacement?

Homeowners insurance generally covers roof replacement if the roof is damaged by a natural disaster or a sudden accident, according to Investopedia. However, insurance companies often won’t cover roof replacement costs if the roof is older than 20 years. Read your insurance policy to find out what types of roof repairs or damages are covered.

How do you know when you need a new roof?

Some of the signs that indicate you need a new roof include cupping, warping and peeling asphalt shingles, as well as cracks on certain shingles. Other warning signs may include:

  • Leakage
  • Exposed nails 
  • Missing granules
  • Droopy, sagging roof
  • Moss, mold or fungi growth 

A metal roof may need to be replaced when it grows rusty and begins leaking. Tile roofs made of clay, slate or concrete need repairs when cracked. Cleaning and inspecting the roof regularly can help prevent major damage from occurring. 

Contact the best roofers near you to inspect, repair or replace your roof.

Do you tip roofers?

It’s not customary or required to tip roofers. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t tip, but it is generally not expected. If you do decide to tip, you can give the tip to the foreman or distribute it yourself. 

Another idea to show your appreciation is to surprise the crew with coffee, water, snacks, breakfast or lunch when they arrive at the worksite. 

Does a roofer need to enter my home?

Generally, a roofer will likely not need to enter your home. The bulk of the work takes place on and around the edges of the roof, where roofing material meets either dormer walls or other structures. So, there is usually no need for person-to-person contact. However, there might be some cases where a roofer needs to enter your home, perhaps to inspect damage or access electrical outlets.

You can take care of any consultation calls using video chats, photos and emails, and payment should take place on virtual platforms. Put together a strategy with any local roofing professionals you contact.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a roofer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Because social distancing is important during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s recommended that you message roofers after narrowing down your choices through an online search of local roofers near you.

Ask if the roofer is willing to conduct an assessment via video chat rather than a traditional site inspection. Additionally, strategize on what other steps you can collectively take to make sure you’re following guidelines on social distancing during this time, including conducting a virtual payment.

Can I use digital payments to pay for roof installation, replacement or repair?

Digital payment platforms are common among roofers, roof repair companies and other services. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely cause more service providers to adopt platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Square Cash, Venmo and others instead of cash or check to decrease the risk of transmission.

You can typically find out whether roofers accept digital payments on their online profiles, and you should confirm this information with them during a consultation call.

Reviews for Charleston roofing professionals
Matt D.
Deaville Roofing did an amazing job for us. We had some roof damage after the hurricane and John came out very quick, gave an extremely competitive quote, and completed the work within a couple days. I’d definitely recommend Deaville Roofing!
Deaville Roofing & Construction LLCDeaville Roofing & Construction LLC
Richard C.
Tyrone quickly installed a very nice new roof on one of our rental properties. He had the project completed exactly when he said they would and new roof looks great!
WT Contracting LLCWT Contracting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Titan Roofing! Rich and his team did an excellent job on our roof replacement. He is very professional and cares about his clients being satisfied with the results. Great job!!! -Amanda S. Charleston, SC
Titan Roofing, LLCTitan Roofing, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Fast, efficient, and reasonably priced! I'll definitely save this contact for roofing needs in the future!
Anderson RoofingAnderson Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
The crew did a GREAT job replacing my roof. They were very professional and worked extremely hard. They picked up every singe nail and scrap from my old roof and even left my yard and patio looking better than when they started.. I would highly recommend this company.
Palmetto Restoration & ConstructionPalmetto Restoration & Construction
Mike V.
I worked with John, the owner, and he was very professional and did a great job repairing my roof. Will work with John on future projects.
Deaville Roofing & Construction LLCDeaville Roofing & Construction LLC
Ciara G.
John was great! Professional and knew a lot about his products! Highly recommend his crew to help you with your roofing needs.
Deaville Roofing & Construction LLCDeaville Roofing & Construction LLC
Gloria G.
I live in Columbia SC and my Mother lives in Charleston. I used thumbtack to contact roofers to fix a leak that caused the sheetrock to fall down in a room. Landshark responded quickly and was able to access the problem and repaired the roof before the next rain day. I am pleased with them and appreciate them taking care of her roof since I'm not there. Great job Landshark!
Landshark roofingLandshark roofing
Sandra N.
Wonderful experience with Landshark Roofing this morning. They accommodated my schedule by coming out early in the morning to look at my issue. They arrived on time and were clean, professional and friendly. They took the time to show me the source of my leak, which was in the AC. They explained in detail the problem. There was no charge for coming out and they did not try to sell me something else. Will definitely use when it is time for a new roof! Very impressed.
Landshark roofingLandshark roofing
Julianne L.
Brad and his team came out right away when we needed a new roof! The whole process was smooth and we were In constant communication with them, with quick responses when needed for our insurance company. Would highly recommend!
Artigues Restoration ServicesArtigues Restoration Services
Jenny L.
I am super happy right now. I had a problem with peeling paint on the ceiling of my kitchen. Turns out some tiles on the roof had come loose and rain water was coming in. There were a few other problems that contributed to the leak as well. I contacted Landshark Roofing and they got back to me right away. Two days later, they came out and did a free estimate and informed me of the issues. The price was reasonable and I hired them on the spot. They completed the work on the same day! Good thing too because it's supposed to rain within the next couple of days. Thank you guys at Landshark, one less thing to worry about.
Landshark roofingLandshark roofing
Kaylan D.
Responded quickly to my request, and came out same day to provide quote. Timely in completing the work and extremely courteous. Provided a fair estimate. Job was completed just before hurricane Dorian passed through, and all repairs remained intact. Have already recommended him to a neighbor who sustained damage to her roof when a tree fell during the hurricane.
Deaville Roofing & Construction LLCDeaville Roofing & Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tyrone and his crew arrived on time. The thing that impressed me from the beginning was that they protected my property from the very start. Each one of his men knew exactly what his job was and they were very efficient and thorough. They finished their job at just about the time they told me they would.. As soon as they came down off the roof, each one of them went over my complete yard and cleaned it up, removing all the evidence of their work.. I think the yard looked better after they finished then it did before they arrived.. I am highly pleased with their workmanship, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone, and I would certainly hire them again, if needed….. Tom F. North Charleston
WT Contracting LLCWT Contracting LLC
Grace N.
Job took longer than promised and cost went up twice. When he finally did finish capping my roof after 6 pm, he called me 4 times in 45 minutes and then texted me 3 times before 10 am the next day asking for payment. I had already paid a 50% deposit and didn't even have the time to pay the invoice by the time he was hounding me for money. Payment terms should be explained explicitly because most people don't sit by the phone and computer to pay bills the minute they come in. I was patient with him through the delays, so not sure why he expected me to pay immediately. He claims he had people not pay him but most business allow 7, 14 or 30 days to pay not 10 minutes. After posting my review, he threatened to call my landlord where the project was done and tried to tell me he included a $50 inconvenience credit for delays (no invoice so I wouldn’t have known this). I paid the invoice as agreed and now he’s trying to charge me for PayPal fees and the $50 credit he gave me that I was unaware of. He also demanded me to update my review on thumbtack. Not a good way to do business.
M.H handy man servicesM.H handy man services
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